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Summer Reading Challenge: Virtual Author Event with Anna James

21 June 2022 Share

Launch this years Summer Reading Challenge at your school with this special webinar

Join author Anna James and Leeds Libraries for a special online event to celebrate the launch of Hetty and the Battle of the Books and kick start the Summer Reading Challenge in your school.

The library is Hetty’s very favourite place in school, and since falling out with her best friends Ali, Mei and Rocket she’s been spending even more time there. So she’s absolutely horrified when she learns that her head teacher is planning to close it down, claiming there aren’t enough funds to keep the library going. There’s no way Hetty’s going to sit back and let this happen. But can she repair her broken friendships and build support for her library campaign? Let the Battle of the Books commence!

Join writer and journalist Anna James, best known for her bestselling children’s series Pages & Co, as she launches her latest book, published by Barrington Stoke, and talks about her experiences of working libraries. Anna will also be encouraging children to visit their local library to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which starts the following day on Saturday July 9th.

The cost of the event is £11 and includes a copy of Anna’s book, Hetty and the Battle of the Books, which is in a super-readable format for readers aged 8+. 

Barrington Stoke has over 21 years’ award-winning experience of publishing dyslexia-friendly books accessible to young people with dyslexia or reading reluctance. 

If schools would like to order additional copies at a a discounted price they should contact

To book a place for your school, click here.